Publisher: Juju Mojo Publications
Anything can happen when dreams merge with reality... including murder.
Welcome to Dreamweavers, Incorporated, where Dr. Paula Steiner blends lucid dreaming techniques with neuro-stimulation to teach her patients how to control their dreams and conquer their personal demons.
Toni Fontaine’s possessive ex-husband is stalking her, while nightmares of brutal violence torment her. Travis Colt is haunted by the ghosts of his dead wife and son every night while he sleeps. When Toni and Travis meet at Dreamweavers, sparks fly, and dreams literally come true.
But fellow patient Nick Buchanan is making nightmares come true. Nick, a bitter young man adored by women until an accident permanently scars his face, has learned a powerful secret: he incorporates his twisted dreams into the real world, and uses them to kill people he hates. When Toni spurns Nick’s advances and he sees her and Travis happy together, Nick makes Toni and Travis his next targets.
As the border between dreams and reality blurs, Toni and Travis realize they are the only ones who can stop Nick.
And the only way to defeat him is in their dreams.
The character building was true to Denney form. He has a way of sucking you into these very real-feeling people. Especially, the "good guys". Toni and Travis have had troubled pasts, but with some healing time and will-power they're working to overcome and survive. I liked watching them evolve and connect with each other. Then there's Nick, the "bad guy" who you can see isn't trying to overcome a painful past, rather he's seeking to make others suffer as he has. Unlike some of Denney's other villains, I felt Nick to be more fleshed out. He wasn't all evil, for the most part. He didn't start out in life that way but was shaped into it over time. Nick nourished the vindictive side to his personality and let it consume him.
The doggie love in this novel is obvious. I could picture my own pet in my mind with some of the descriptions and fell in love (as most animal lovers will) with Doc and Kadie.
There were a few lulls, for me. I'm not a romance fan and the build up from their first meeting is drawn out but I think romance fans will adore this! My only issue was that the ex-husband felt forced at times. Like a last minute addition to create conflict in the budding relationship. This could just be me though. He was pretty creepy when he made his way onto the scene.
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